On Monday, we all heard the news of the tragic shooting in Utrecht by a gunman. Three people were killed and three others were severely injured. The main suspect, Gökmen T. is still in custody and will be brought in front of the court tomorrow.
After the police investigation, the Public Prosecutor has reason to believe that he acted alone. There are no indications to show that others were involved in the shooting of the three people in the tram, reports NOS. The police also believe that he had no relation to the victim.
— Politie Utrecht (@PolitieUtrecht) March 21, 2019
The police had arrested three other individuals, two of whom were let go. The third suspect is still in police custody. The Public Prosecutor believes he may have had a supporting role outside of the shooting itself.
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What is the main suspect going to be tried for?
Gokmen will be tried for three criminal offences: multiple homicide and manslaughter with terrorist motivations, attempted manslaughter, and threat of a terrorist nature.
The spokesperson said that the main suspect will go through a psychological evaluation. This is to determine if he acted only for terrorist reasons, or if he did it because of personal problems that were accentuated with radicalised ideologies. Everything we know about him points to a deeply disturbed individual with a long criminal history.
If you have any information or tips, you can contact the police through here.
Veel mensen brachten zich ma uiteraard snel in veiligheid. Daarom hebben we mogelijk nog niet alle getuigen gesproken. Zat jij toen er geschoten werd in de tram of was je aanwezig op het #24Oktoberplein? We komen graag met je in contact. Bel 0800 6070 of https://t.co/C45bia6apM
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